We found 37 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Private Healthcare Systems near Hoffman Estates, IL.

Dr. Ellen Eunhae Kim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
880 W. Central Road, Suite 6400; Box 77
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Ellen Kim, who practices in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Kim attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2101 S Arlington Heights Road; 111
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Luis Soruco is an adult endocrinology specialist. He is especially interested in diabetes management, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and metabolic disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Soruco is 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Greater Bolivian University of San Andres Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Soruco has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor. Dr. Soruco (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Dr. Laura D Stern, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
800 W. Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Laura Levin works as a pediatric endocrinologist. Dr. Levin's areas of expertise include endocrine diseases (hormone disorders). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Levin is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Mary Lynn Kreiter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
880 W. Central Road, Suite 6400; Box 77
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Mary Kreiter works as a pediatric endocrinologist. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Rush Children's Hospital and Michael Reese Hospital. She has a special interest in growth problems and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Patients gave Dr. Kreiter an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kreiter's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Growth Problems, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Mark Anthony Rosanova, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1220 West Higgins Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Mark Rosanova's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, glaucoma, and glasses. The average patient rating for Dr. Rosanova is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. In addition to English, Dr. Rosanova (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Rosanova is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Surgery, Diabetes, Glasses, Glaucoma

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2101 S Arlington Heights Road; Suite 155
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Debjani Roy practices general internal medicine. Dr. Roy's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She attended Burdwan Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, she speaks Bengali. Dr. Roy is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Ultrasound, Pap Test, Echocardiogram

Gregory C Bryniczka
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
403 Irving Park Road
Streamwood, IL
 

Dr. Gregory Bryniczka specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, foot problems, and sports health. Dr. Bryniczka has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Bryniczka completed residency programs at Northlake Community Hospital and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Bryniczka has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Maria Etelle Rosselson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1585 Barrington Road; Suite 502, Building 2
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Maria Rosselson is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include diabetes, eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration. Dr. Rosselson accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Rosselson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. Her professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Richard Royal Leitzen
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
403 Irving Park Road
Streamwood, IL
 

Dr. Richard Leitzen works as a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, nail issues, and diabetic foot ulcers. Dr. Leitzen takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Leitzen's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Nirali Ritesh Parikh, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1000 Grand Canyon Parkway; Suite 203
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Nirali Parikh's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include thyroid problems, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Parikh is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Her education and training includes medical school at Government Medical College and residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Parikh (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Parikh is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Frank C Chao, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
490 Lake Street; Suite 101
Roselle, IL
 

Dr. Frank Chao is a Roselle, IL physician who specializes in family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Chao is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chao include minor surgery, general care, and venipuncture (phlebotomy). Dr. Chao accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Chao trained at Rush University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chao's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Ashwani Kumar Garg, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2200 W Higgins Road; Suite 225
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Ashwani Garg is a physician who specializes in family medicine. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Garg include diabetes, women's health issues, and weight loss. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Dr. Garg attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Sports Health, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, Weight Loss

Dr. John Carbon Michael, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1585 N Barrington Road; Suite 404
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. John Michael's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Before completing his residency at Columbus Hospital, Chicago and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Michael attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His areas of expertise include diabetes, pneumatic retinopexy, and cryoretinopexy (retinal cryopexy). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Assyrian Neo-Aramaic. Dr. Michael's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Vista Health System, and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Sunita Talwar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1585 Barrington Road; Suite 306
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Sunita Talwar's area of specialization is general internal medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Dr. Talwar honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Talwar attended medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College. Dr. Talwar (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Talwar is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Dr. Jennifer S Fredericks, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
820 Route; 59 Ste A
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Fredericks is a Bartlett, IL physician who specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Fredericks include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fredericks graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Fredericks's medical residency was performed at West Suburban Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Hameeduddin Khaja, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
901 Biesterfield Road; Suite 111
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Hameeduddin Khaja's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Khaja (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khaja include physical exams, skin lesions (growths or marks), and diabetes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He attended Technical University of Santiago (UTESA) and then went on to complete his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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What is Diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus, or simply 'diabetes,' is a disease where levels of sugar in the blood become dangerously high. When food is eaten, the body converts it into a form of sugar called glucose that can be used by cells in the body for energy. An organ called the pancreas secretes a hormone called insulin that acts like a key, ‘unlocking’ cell walls so that glucose can be absorbed and used. When something in this process goes wrong, and glucose builds up to dangerous levels, diabetes happens.

There are a couple of different types of diabetes, depending on what is causing glucose levels to rise.

Type 1 diabetes happens when the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Usually diagnosed in childhood, this type used to be called juvenile diabetes. It affects about 5% of all diabetics. We don’t know what causes the pancreas to shut down, but it is thought that a virus might trigger an immune reaction, where the body attacks and destroys the pancreas by mistake. People who have relatives with type 1 diabetes are more likely to have it themselves.

Type 2 diabetes happens when the cell walls do not recognize the insulin produced very well, called insulin resistance. The pancreas can still produce insulin, but it is not effective at lowering blood sugar levels. This type of diabetes is strongly linked to being overweight. However, not everyone who is overweight will get type 2 diabetes, and not everyone who has type 2 diabetes is overweight. Other risk factors include age, race, and a family history of diabetes.

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that happens in the last half of pregnancy. Women with gestational diabetes generally do not have diabetes before or after they are pregnant. The placenta produces hormones that block the action of insulin in the mother’s body. For about 18% of women, their pancreas cannot produce enough insulin to keep up with the increased demands and they become diabetic while pregnant. High blood sugar levels can be dangerous to the developing fetus, causing complications such as high birth weight, low blood sugar and jaundice, so it is important to treat gestational diabetes even if it only lasts a few weeks.

Many people currently living with diabetes do not know it yet, since mild diabetes has few or no symptoms. As blood sugar levels rise over time, symptoms begin to appear. Some include:
  • thirst
  • fatigue
  • frequent urination
  • unexplained weight loss
  • blurred vision
A simple blood test in the doctor’s office can diagnose diabetes.

Treatment depends on the type and severity of diabetes. Most people with type 1 diabetes rely on insulin injections to survive. Some people with type 2 or gestational diabetes also take insulin, or they may take oral medications or control their blood sugar with diet and exercise. It’s important for all diabetics to monitor their blood sugar daily so they can stay healthy.

If diabetes is not treated well, it can be dangerous, damaging the eyes, nerves, and kidneys, and leading to heart disease and the loss of limbs. However, if it is well managed, diabetes does not have to limit your life. Keeping diabetes under good control is the best way to enjoy a long and healthy life.